Best Winter Activities in Colorado

Cross-Country Skiing Vacation

C Lazy U Ranch has four miles of groomed cross country ski trails located in the main meadow and on the upper mesa of the ranch. Guests are welcome to go out on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.

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Feed Wagon

During the winter months the ranch offers guests the ability to go out with the wranglers on the morning Feed Wagon. Check out the ranch’s beautiful herd of horses up close in the pasture, and learn how the horses get their morning nourishment. Sign up in the Outfitter’s Cabin is required, departure time is 8:30 am.

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey

Guests can enjoy ice-skating anytime on our Zamboni-groomed pond, or enjoy a spirited pick-up broom ball or daily hockey game in the afternoon. Figure skates, hockey skates, hockey sticks, and broom ball equipment are all provided.

Ski Packages to Local Resorts

Guests wanting to ski at a nearby resort can take the ranch’s complimentary daily shuttles to Winter Park Resort and Ski Granby Ranch. The shuttle departs at 8am and picks-up at 4pm. Other times can be scheduled in the Outfitter’s Cabin for $35 per person each way. The ranch concierge can help set up transportation, equipment rentals, lift tickets, and lessons.

Sleigh Rides

Available during our winter months, sleigh rides offer a unique opportunity to ride in a sleigh pulled by our team of draft horses. You’ll get the chance to see our herd of 200 horses up close, and you might even spot Petey, our miniature donkey. The sleigh ride is available most days at 10:15 a.m. as a group activity for up to 12 people.

Snow Tubing

The ranch has its own private tubing hill on property where you can enjoy a thrilling ride on a one or two person tube. Snowmobiles provide access to the top of the hill. This adventure takes place every afternoon at 2:00 pm during the winter months. Helmets are required and provided and this activity is included at no additional cost.

Snowmobiling in the winter sunshine at luxury dude ranch

Snowmobiling

The ranch has four Grand Touring Ski-Doo 600 snowmobiles and a selection of other machines. Tours of up to eight people last two hours and explore a wide variety of ranch terrain. Tours are $150 for one person and $45 per additional rider. Sign up at the Outfitter’s Cabin. Helmets are required and provided. Must be 16 with a valid driver’s license to drive.

Snowshoeing

snowshoe-award-240C Lazy U Ranch was voted the 2nd best snowshoe destination in the world by Snowshoe Magazine because of the remarkable trail system and beauty of the ranch. Guests are welcome to explore the ranch’s 8,500 acres on their own or schedule a guided tour. All equipment is provided and coordinated through the Outfitter’s Cabin.

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“Awesome trip!!!”

We had a fabulous vacation, the horse riding was great, the staff was excellent, the food was 5 star perfect with great gluten allergy choices. The skiing at Winter Park was great! The Amtrak train service from Denver to Granby was very relaxing.

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